Human slavery has not been eradicated. People are being exploited and forced to work for little or no pay and live in squalid conditions with no support. Finding a way out can be impossible for many. 
Are there slave drivers in your area? 
 
• Your breakfast could be cooked by a slave. 
• Your car could be washed by a slave. 
• You could be served in a shop by a slave. 
Your nails could be manicured by a slave. 
 
Human slavery has not been eradicated. People are being exploited and forced to work for little or no pay and live in squalid conditions with no support. Finding a way out can be impossible for many. 
We advise our clients to do proper checks on the staff they employ. To ensure they have the right to work here in the UK. Otherwise they can face heavy fines. But the type of the companies that come to us are responsible. They want to be compliant with their HR. 
There are still many businesses operating on the black market, employing people who are desperate and have no right to work here in the UK. 
 
The Home Office in the 2018 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery estimates there are more than 10,000 cases of human slavery in the UK. 
This statistic has driven the way forward for a new app to be launched by The Clewer Initiative. 
Their website shares these terrible statistics ‘More than 200 years after the abolition of the slave trade there are still an estimated 40.3 million men, women and children trapped in modern slavery, and up to 136,000 potential victims in the UK alone.’ 
They have launched a new app called Safe Car Wash which enable consumers to report suspicions of slavery. Targeting car washes, a known problem for slavery employment, this app allows users to report the working conditions of a car wash. The data is being shared with the National Crime Agency. It will also be shared with the Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority. These are both two law enforcement agencies who are leading on efforts to stamp out modern slavery across the UK. You can read here about how effective this has been. 
Read more about modern slavery here. 
 
What can you do to support people you think may be enslaved? 
If you ever visit a business which you think might be using slavery, then report it.  
You could really help someone in need and help them find a way out. 
 
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